Michael Lewin Solicitors specialise in pursuing compensation for victims of accidents at work; we are the claims experts in London.
Mrs T suffered multiple painful injuries as a result of slipping on a wet floor at work. Thankfully Michael Lewin Solicitors were able to claim compensation of £5250.00 on behalf of Mrs T due to the nature and severity of the injuries she sustained.
Mrs T’s employers were responsible for her safety and wellbeing; they failed in their duty to keep her safe and she was left seriously injured as a result. As the accident was not her fault Mrs T’s claim was settled quickly.
Many employers feel concerned that the entire onus for health and safety is on their shoulders. They worry that if employees have interfered with equipment or refuse to wear the correct clothing they are fully responsible. Sections 7 and 8 of the health and safety at work act deal with these concerns.
Section 7 states that employees must not endanger themselves or others by their acts or omissions. In addition they must co-operate with their employers as long as this co-operation does not lead to an increased risk to health and safety or is an illegal act so that the employer can comply with their statutory duties thereby making the responsibility for safety a joint effort between employer and employee.
Section 8 states that no person (i.e. not just employees) shall knowingly intentionally or recklessly misuse abuse or interfere with anything provided in the interests of health and safety. Machine safeguards clearly fall under this section. It therefore follows that should any member of staff be found to be interfering with these devices and they have been provided with the necessary information training and adequate supervision to use the machine correctly disciplinary action should follow.
Accidents at work happen all the time but luckily Michael Lewin’s claims specialists are here to help you get the compensation you deserve; if you want to make a claim in London we will represent you and will settle your claim as quickly as possible.
The Health and safety at work 1974 is by no means an exhaustive act other additional acts have also been introduced as supplements to enhance it such as the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98). These additions are very much more niche to certain sectors of employment law which employers of office workers will rarely if ever need to deal with. Employers who have manual workers or who have workers who need to use machinery which is inherently dangerous can usually find more exhaustive requirements by asking a law firm or by doing a check for their legal obligations online. Another set of workers who require separate working requirements includes agricultural workers and workers who are around things such as coal dust and loud noises.
Michael Lewin Solicitors have dedicated themselves to helping people claim the compensation they are entitled to. If you choose a Michael Lewin solicitor to take on your case you will be treated with respect and your case with be handled with sensitivity. For accident at work claims advice in London call Michael Lewin today on 0844 499 9302.